[Last updated July 5, 2020]
Hello! I am Josh Anderson, a UX Content Strategist. This means that I analyze and create systems that will deliver the right content to the right audiences via the right channels at the right times.
I am about to graduate from the Master of Information program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Information. My concentration was Information Systems & Design; my coursework included topics such as:
- Information Architecture
- UX Research and Design
- Usability Assessment
- System Analysis
- Metadata Schemas
- Data Modeling and Governance
- Requirements Engineering
- Python Programming
- Statistics for Data Science
While enrolled full-time at the University of the Toronto, I also worked full-time for Dealer Inspire, first as a Web Content Publisher and later as an SEO Specialist. Dealer Inspire is an American company that handles websites and digital marketing services for car dealerships.
During my second year as a Masters student, I also brought World Information Architecture Day (WIAD) to Toronto for 2020. I found two additional co-Organizers and together we led 15 volunteers and put on an all-day event of speakers, lightning talks, and a panel on information architecture and other UX topics. The event was a huge success; over 90 people attended the event at the Shopify office in downtown Toronto (with over 100 more on the waitlist). Since then, other members of the Toronto team and I have attended meetings with the global WIAD team to discuss next year’s event.
Before starting work at Dealer Inspire, I was an Assistant Language Teacher on the JET Program. I lived in a rural town in southern Japan and taught English at five public schools. This was my first job after graduating with my B.A. in Professional Writing from Michigan State University, which I began directly after completing a summer UX/Content Strategy internship at Sundog, a marketing and technology company in Fargo, North Dakota.
My Next Goal
Currently I am looking for a new full-time job, preferably based in the Toronto area, where I can continue to practice and develop my primary skills in content strategy, information architecture, and user experience.
The best way to reach me is to fill out the contact form below. Alternatively, you can message me on LinkedIn. Let’s get in touch!